Reviewing CB Financial Services (NASDAQ:CBFV) and The Competition

CB Financial Services (NASDAQ: CBFV) is one of 313 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CB Financial Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares CB Financial Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CB Financial Services 19.02% 8.32% 0.87%
CB Financial Services Competitors 18.51% 8.27% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.3% of CB Financial Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of CB Financial Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CB Financial Services and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CB Financial Services $39.38 million $7.58 million 16.73
CB Financial Services Competitors $5.55 billion $833.70 million 392.00

CB Financial Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CB Financial Services. CB Financial Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

CB Financial Services has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CB Financial Services’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CB Financial Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CB Financial Services 0 1 1 0 2.50
CB Financial Services Competitors 2425 8869 8845 370 2.35

CB Financial Services currently has a consensus target price of $32.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.39%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.46%. Given CB Financial Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CB Financial Services is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

CB Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. CB Financial Services pays out 47.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

CB Financial Services competitors beat CB Financial Services on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

CB Financial Services Company Profile

CB Financial Services, Inc. is the bank holding company for Community Bank (the Bank). The Company operates in community banking segment. The Bank offers residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and consumer loans, as well as a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses in its market area. The Bank operates through a network of approximately 20 offices in Greene, Allegheny, Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Company’s principal lending activity is the origination of residential loans secured by one- to four-family residential properties in its local market area. In addition, the Bank offers property and casualty, commercial liability, surety and other insurance products, through its subsidiary, Exchange Underwriters, Inc. (Exchange Underwriters), an independent insurance agency.

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